Founded in 1964, the work of Walney Bird Observatory is funded entirely by membership subscription. Since 1965 it has been an accredited member of the British Trust for Ornithology’s bird observatories network which operates across Britain and Ireland. Bird Observatories are at the forefront of conservation, monitoring bird populations through the medium of census work, daily recording of migrants and ringing.
Little Terns and Arctic Skua
20th July 2014 – sunny spells NW1/2
Slightly more activity than of late (0800-0900) provided 70 Little Tern, 70 Sandwich Tern, 28 Common Scoter, 20 Gannet, 7 Arctic Tern, 2 Kittiwake and a dark phase Arctic Skua.
A solitary Willow Warbler was logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included a Little Ringed Plover and 3 Common Sandpiper amongst 75 Dunlin, 20 Sanderling and 15 Grey Plover.
Single Stock Dove and Little Egret were logged.
Sand Martin – a rather infrequent visitor to the ringing hut.